Niigata prefectural police say that the suspect in the murder of a woman in Shibata, Niigata Prefecture, has been linked by DNA to two other murder cases.
According to police, the suspect, identified as Shogo Kina, 31, was arrested on July 31 for kidnapping and killing a 22-year-old woman last November. TV Asahi quoted police as saying that DNA samples extracted from the spots where two other murdered women were found match that of Kina.
Kina has denied involvement in the murder last November and told police he doesn't remember anything about that case.
Police said DNA found at that crime scene matched DNA samples taken from the bodies of two other young women murdered in Shibata last September and in April this year.© Japan Today